Friday, 27 September 2013

Haiti Earthquake: CAFOD says Thank You 3 Years On

CAFOD and partners building a better future for Haitian children
Tuesday 12 January 2010: A major earthquake hit Haiti, an estimated 230,000 people died and more than a million were forced from their homes. Within hours, we launched our Haiti earthquake appeal. You responded with amazing compassion and raised a remarkable £5.3 million, which has provided:
· tents and shelters for thousands of people immediately after the quake
· permanent, disaster-proof homes
· safe water supplies and latrines to prevent the spread of disease – in camps and as people moved back into    more permanent shelters
· cholera units in hospitals
· emergency support when storms and hurricanes strike

Celina lost her home in the earthquake. Thanks to CAFOD supporters she is about to move into a new quake resistant house. ‘I was fetching water to make tea when the earth shook, I tried to crawl to a safe place, but I couldn’t. I’m very happy to be moving into a new house. I lost everything. I’d never have been able to manage this on my own. God has provided.’

Over the last three and a half years, they have helped communities in Haiti to recover and they would like to mark the end of CAFOD’s Haiti earthquake response programme by thanking you for giving back hope to the people of Haiti.

If anybody is interested is displaying a simple exhibition, commemorating CAFOD’s response to the Haiti earthquake, please contact the CAFOD Arundel & Brighton Office - 01483 898866 or arundelandbrighton@cafod.org.uk

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